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Aston Webb 'C' Block

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Aston Webb ā€˜Cā€™ Block accommodates staff offices and counter facilities for Corporate Services departments of the University including Student Admissions and Administration, Registry, International Student Advisory Service, Marketing and Learning Spaces, Student Counselling & Guidance and.
    • Disability and Learning Support.
    • Aston Webb C Block is accessible via the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle, lower ground and ground floor entrances.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the Edgbaston campus.
  • The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline Railway Station is University.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • This venue does not have its own car park.
  • The closest accessible parking would be in the Aston Webb B Block car park, or the accessible spaces close to the ground floor accessible entrance at Aston Webb Semi-Circle West.
  • The designated drop off point would be outside the main entrance of the Aston Webb Building.

Outside Access (C Block - Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of C Block, linking on to the Bramall Music Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 187cm (6ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (C Block - Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (C Block - Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of C Block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (C Block - Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate slope immediately after entering through this entrance.

Outside Access (Aston Webb B Block Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the lower ground floor of the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle Building, close to B Block.

Level Change (Aston Webb B Block Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Aston Webb C Block is located off the Domes and Semi-Circle corridor.

Outside Access (Student Hub)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, to the left when entering through the C Block ground floor entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Student Hub

  • There is a Student Hub available on the ground floor of C Block.
  • As you enter there are touch screens available.
  • The highest height of the touch screens are 150cm.
  • The lowest height of the touch screens are 120cm.
  • There is seating available (40cm high).
  • The counters are 105cm high with a lower section which is 80cm high.
  • Student Hubs are available at the rear, beyond the desks through a set of double doors which require a swipe card.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-M-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located within B Block outside the HR Department.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-M-G-1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 101cm x 116cm (3ft 4in x 3ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • For an alternative lift with a wider door opening, the Aston Webb B Block lift can be used for access to all floors.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions Counter

  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is 94m (103yd) from the B Block car park entrance.
    • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
    • The reception desk is low.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is a portable loop.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Admissions Counter is located on the lower ground floor.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Academic and Student Administration Counter

  • Comments View
    • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
    • The reception desk is medium height.
    • The desk has a lowered section.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is a portable loop.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • The Academic and Student Administration Counter is located on the ground floor.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 24m (26yd 9in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 192cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 4in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby change facilities available within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change bench is 89cm high.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Female Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the toilet entrance.
  • There is / are 15 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Accessible Toilet (Student Hub)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the student hub entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the student hub.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 255cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 4in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Student Hub)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.